Kirby’s School of Wake goes to the World Championships
By Amy Gatlin
Kirby Liesmann, owner and team captain of Kirby’s School of Wake, along with several of his athletes, attended the WWA World Championships in September, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Kirby is a Wakeboard Pro and has run Kirby’s School of Wake at the Lake of the Ozarks since 2008, teaching both enthusiasts and competitors the basics of wakeboarding and the skills necessary to advance in the sport. Kirby’s relaxed, yet attentive, teaching and riding style helped prepare him and his athletes to make their names known in the wakeboarding industry during the 2022 competition season.
By Grace Thuen
Spending a day out on the lake has always been my favorite. I can’t put a finger on what my favorite part about it is–quality time with friends and family, being out in the sun, wakeboarding, or the music playing through the speakers–but there’s something about the whole experience that brings me so much joy. I always feel so at peace, truly leaving me with a sense of what Heaven must be like, in ways. And that’s exactly what the enemy is after [to steal the things we love, moments and experiences that bring us joy].